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Honoring Our Youth at Elizabeth Peratrovich Celebration
By Janice Jackson


February 14, 2006

The grand finale Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebration will be held on Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the SE Alaska Discovery Center on Main Street, in Ketchikan.

The theme of this year's program is, "Honoring Our Youth", which will be reflected with local young people presenting performances and essays in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich and her work on anti-discrimination in Alaska.

Local school children will read their winning essays about Elizabeth Peratrovich, and local Native youth dancers will perform songs & dances with their groups, including the JOM Kichxaan Dancers, the Cape Fox Dancers, and the Haida Descendants.

A special highlight of the program will be a portrayal of Elizabeth Peratrovich's historical speech before the Legislature in 1945, presented by Christa Olofson, Danielle Grams and Myrna Chaney.

A reception will follow with sharing in food and fellowship in honor of Alaska s civil rights leaders.

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Ketchikan & Saxman camps, and the Ketchikan Indian Community.

For more information call 228-4917.

Janice Jackson
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: Janice Jackson is a member of the local Alaska Native Sisterhood and a past Grand Officer of the ANS.


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